Wednesday, April 27, 2005

What the world needs now, is more Star Wars related news (its the only thing, that there's just too little of....)

Hey folks, just thought I'd point out a couple amusing things out to you that I’ve stumbled across today. All Star Wars related of course. I mean what else is there, besides the the potential abolishment of the filibuster, to talk about these days?

The first is this ingenius blog The Darth Side: Memoirs of a Monster which is actually much like the Michael Bay blog in concept. (Sadly, the Michael Bay blog has since been forced out of commission, due to its, uh... frank nature of its content) The anonymous author of this blog, posts and writes as if he is the dark lord himself: Darth Vader. It has some delightfully indulgent stuff, including a post titled “ Bedtime Story” which begins with the line:

“This goes out to all those bleeding heart hippies out there who sympathize with the rebellion.”

Love it.

Secondly, everytime I say the phrase “Wow, George Lucas has really gone too far this time” the son of a gun goes and does something that makes me say it all over again.

According to the TV website The Futon Critic George Lucas will be guest starring on the Fox teen soap the OC.

The Futon Critic reports:

George Lucas will guest-star as himself on THE O.C. Thursday, May 12 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. During the episode, Lucas expresses interest in Seth's graphic novel, which leads Seth to make a difficult decision regarding Summer. Things become even more complicated when Lucas invites Seth to dinner and offers him some worldly advice.

Lucas on the OC, what in the sam hill is going on here? As my feeble mind goes round and round trying to unravel the logic of this anomaly, I still can't figure. It’s not like Lucas owes the OC, or FOX for that matter, for letting him premiere his new Episode III trailer during one of the show’s commercial breaks. Maybe one of his children are big fans of the show, and they conned him into doing it? Even so, the fact that he’s not playing another character, but HIMSELF, is so blatantly …..I don’t know, self promoting? Bizarre? Post- Apocalyptic? But I guess it would be equally strange if he popped in there as one of the mom’s long lost X- husbands, or Peter Gallagher’s estranged brother. Yes, in fact I think that would be even crazier.

But still Lucas, The OC? What next? Guest judging on America’s Next Top Model?


Blogger Mike said...

I was struggling to figure out the George Lucas-on-The OC news too. It doesn't make ANY SENSE. Unless he happens to be an enormous fan of the show and is just doing it to meet his favorite hotties. But it's not like people won't know about his movie if he doesn't make this appearance. Maybe he's just $25,000 short of a new Skywalker ranch and decided to do it for the quick cash.

Also, where is the post of outrage over The Birds remake? And more outrage that President Bush signed the bill allowing companies to edit out the sex and violence from any film to make them family-friendly? Get on it!

12:15 PM  
Blogger The New Yorker said...

Yeah, yeah I know, cut me some slack, the internet isn't set up at our new offices yet.

Also while I do have many opinions on the whole family-friendly editing thing, I try not to get too political on this joint, although this one might be an exception, we'll see.

8:16 PM  

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